Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2782

Incident date

December 5, 2017

Location

هجين, Hajeen, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.6897222, 40.83 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed in an airstrike which hit a river crossing in Hajeen, local sources said. There were no reports of any wounded civilians. Sources mostly blamed Russia for the strikes, however some did not attribute blame.

On December 5th, Euphrates Post reported that the strikes occurred two days ago, however all others sources reported that the strikes took place on the 5th.

In fact, Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, reported that the civilian was ” was killed by his wounds” on the 7th, so it is unclear when he died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Qusay Abdul Shweish, killed in airstrikes which struck Hajeen, 5th December 2017. (via Euphrates Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.


Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]